The weather has still been a deterrent to the project, but some progress has been made. "We're right in the middle of everything," says Dan Benefiel.
The turf field is in the final stages of the gravel and compaction, and the construction workers will start laying the padding for the turf soon. The Total Seed Production Greenhouse's walls have been completed, and the greenhouse parts have arrived--meaning it is ready for assembly.
The middle school freezer and refrigerators have been removed, and the damaged flooring has been repaired. The new freezer has arrived and is ready for installation. This new freezer has cutting edge technology, and is a higher capacity unit (it can hold more product). It has a more efficient cooling system to help save the school money in the long-term.
Currently, the press boxes are being updated to include network connections. Individuals inside the pressbox will be able to access the internet to update scores. We anticipate that this network connection may allow us to livestream games.
In the high school, construction workers will soon begin demolition of the north science rooms. Although it's a remodel, entire concrete walls between rooms will be removed--it's a major overhaul. All gas lines will be replaced with new bunsen burners, new lab storage areas with specialized exhausts will be built, new drain lines will be installed, and more. This portion of the project includes the high school IT office as well as six other classrooms.
On the inside of the school, the middle school and elementary libraries have both been emptied of books; the shelving units are in the process of being moved to the libraries' new (and temporary) homes. The elementary library will be split into two classrooms, and the middle school library will, unfortunately, be unavailable for the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year.